Education Psychology

Education Psychology

  1. Module Title: Education Psychology
  2. Module Prefix/Number: ED 345 / PSYC 358
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description:
    This course aims to provide a deeper understanding of educational psychology and its impact on teaching, and learning styles. It discusses the cognitive processes, developmental needs, intelligences, abilities, and the implications for adopting different instructional methods for effective teaching as well as teaching behaviors. Focusing upon the successful application of psychological concepts and principles in the learning and instructional processes, the ultimate goal is the understanding and improvement of teaching methods, knowledge and skills; and perspectives which enhance learning environments that support a diverse population of learners in both mainstream and special education settings. It also introduces the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for teaching and learning and discuss factors influencing teachers’ decisions to use ICT. An overview of the effectiveness of feedback and communication of evaluation assessment will be discussed well.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    Learning outcomes
    The learner will:
    Assessment criteria
    The learner can:
    1. Describe learning and development theories and the application on the physical, social, academic and cognitive factors that affect a student’s educational experience. 1.1 Describe the theories of learning & development.
    1.2 Identify the impact of physical, academic, cognitive, social, emotional and moral development of children and adolescents on learning
    2. Apply theories of educational psychology including learning, social cognitive, development and types of motivation to mainstream as well as special needs educational settings with appropriate classroom management strategies. 2.1 Interpret key cognitive, social and development theories.
    2.2 Describe theories of motivation and apply them to the motivation of students.
    2.3 Discuss classroom and instructional design based on learning theories to enhance learners’ experience.
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    There will be two assignments. The student is required to answer a series of short answer questions, taken from the text, and turn them into the instructor, the following week. Each attracts 20% of total module grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment

    • At least 5 pages
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1” margins
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines

    Exam 40%

    There is a final exam (40%) consisting of short answer questions. The exam will be based on material covered in the lecture notes and textbook readings.

  7. Topic
    • Educational psychology for learning and teaching
    • Emerging skills
    • Cognitive development
    • Social, emotional and moral development
    • Behavioral views of learning
    • Cognitive explanations of learning
    • Humanist approaches to learning
    • Motivation and engagement
    • Intelligence and creativity
    • Learning support needs and inclusive education
    • Sociocultural factors in the learning process
    • Information and communication technology (ICT) in learning and teaching
    • Assessment and reporting
    • Creating a positive classroom

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